Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Nov)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try out bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event for the adventurous. (Feb-April)
Grab your mountain bike and ride around bush tracks in either a street style event, bush style event or a combination of the two. (Oct-Mar)


Sunday 5 Dec 2021 (One hour earlier start and Course closure times) NOY 8

Start - 8:30am to 10:30am

Course Closure 12 NOON


New map – New area. “KITCHLEY GREEN” 1: 10 000 5M contours

Planning. Denis Lyons.

Event FEES

The area is part of Werakata NP. between Kitchener and Kearsley (Hence the name of the map.) There are large sections of thick T-tree, which have
not been mapped in any real detail, plus many other forms of light and dark green. (Hence the second part of the name.)

There is good detail in the gullies and watercourses that run off the steeper section of the map. There is one large erosion gully system with it’s outflow
creating random marshes and waterholes, WHICH HAVE NOT (yet) BEEN RUINED BY TRAIL BIKES.

VENUE: The North-west edge of the residential section of Kitchener. (About 250m North of the Khartoum Hotel.)

DIRECTIONS: To get to Kitchener

(a) From Cessnock, head south on Vincent St.(the main St.) which becomes Kitchener Rd /Quorrobolong Rd.

(b) From Lake Rd. go via Abernethy where you turn right into Murray St. which becomes Abernethy Rd. to get to Kitchener. Turn right at the “T” junction onto Cessnock St. and head north.

NOTE: Sandy Creek Rd. has recently been closed. Check NSW Traffic to see if it may be open.(Roadworks??)
(c) Sandy Creek Rd is an alternate route to Kitchener from the South.

Parking: Park at right angles to Cessnock St. on the WESTERN side, along a power-line, which is usually pretty clear. Leave the
section opposite the hotel clear for patrons and other users. Move as far off the street as possible.


START: The start (and finish) will be approximately 260m east of the registration. Follow a STREAMER TRAIL. The symbols for start and finish will be smaller because they are very close.

COURSES: The START TRIANGLE will be about 20m from map collection.

CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS - Will be printed on the maps.  If you would like a copy to print - WORDS or SYMBOLS

Length Climb

VERY EASY. 1.6 KM 25m Follows tracks and streamer trails.

EASY. 1.9 KM 30m Controls not far from tracks or a fence. BUT, you need to know where you are along the track, or fence before turning off.

MODERATE SHORT. 2.0 KM 40m Moderate cross-country navigation


HARD SHORT. 3.3 KM 70m Difficult navigation

HARD MEDIUM. 5.1 KM 145m “

HARD LONG. 6.8 KM 165m “

Hard Long and Hard Medium have been reduced by 500m from the September plan.


(a) TRAIL BIKES and 4WD’s use the area. If you hear them coming, MOVE WELL OFF THE TRACK, OUT OF THEIR WAY. A pack of 12-18 riders had been using some tracks in the area, earlier in the year. The very easy and easy courses have been designed to avoid the tracks that this large group had been using. There still could be other riders, anywhere, at any time.

(b) The area does contain SPIKEY VEGETATION hidden in areas of light or dark green.

(c) 1. Brown triangle represents small termite mounds.

2. Prominent Tree-root mounds are shown with a GREEN X.

(d) The position of all STREAMER TRAILS will be shown on ALL maps with pink dashes. One of these trails is likely to be the best option for everyone to get to the finish, and to some first controls. Please share this trail.

(d) At least 5 helpers are needed to collect controls at every event.